(AllHipHop News) Rapper Ja Rule is fighting to be removed from a class-action lawsuit over his involvement in the disastrous Fyre Festival last year (17).
The "Always on Time" hitmaker, real name Jeffrey Atkins, was a co-founder of the music event, which had been billed as a luxury festival in the Bahamas in April, 2017.
However, the bash was canceled after the first wave of fans, who had been charged between $5,000 and $250,000 for tickets to see sets by the likes of Major Lazer, Tyga, Pusha T, and Desiigner, took to social media upon their arrival to vent about the lack of basic accommodation and bad catering.
And, all the major acts pulled out of performances when it became clear it was a shambles.
Ja Rule and his business partner, tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland, who is awaiting sentencing for wire fraud charges relating to Fyre Festival, have since been hit with multiple lawsuits, including one filed on behalf of all ticketholders.
Now the hip-hop star has responded to the allegations made in the class-action suit, insisting he shouldn't be held responsible for any of the event problems, because he was simply recruited to promote the getaway on social media.
In his court documents, obtained by The Blast, Ja Rule claims the plaintiffs should take up the dispute with Fyre Festival organizers, and sue them for breach of contract.
Ja Rule insists he is not party to the contract, and argues that disgruntled fans are only trying to take him to court because he's the only one with any money.
He wants to be released from the legal action, freeing him of having to cover any potential damages.
The case continues.